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Challenging the State: Devolution and the Battle for Partisan Credibility: A Comparison of Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom

Sonia Alonso

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691579
eISBN:
9780191741234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691579.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

How do state parties react to the challenge of peripheral parties demanding political power to be devolved to their culturally distinct territories? Is devolution the best response to these demands? ... More


The Centre–Periphery Conflict and Two Paradoxes

Sonia Alonso

in Challenging the State: Devolution and the Battle for Partisan Credibility: A Comparison of Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691579
eISBN:
9780191741234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691579.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter introduces the theoretical and empirical rationale for the book. It discusses two main themes in the academic literature on devolution and peripheral parties’ growth that are widely ... More


Conclusions

Sonia Alonso

in Challenging the State: Devolution and the Battle for Partisan Credibility: A Comparison of Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691579
eISBN:
9780191741234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691579.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter returns to the paradoxes discussed at the beginning of the book in order to assess them critically. The chapter concludes that the main rationale behind devolution was the protection of ... More


The Rise and Fall of a Party First Secretary: Vainov of Iaroslavl’

J. Arch Getty

in The Anatomy of Terror: Political Violence under Stalin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199655663
eISBN:
9780191757518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655663.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History, Social History

Historians have often seen repression of the party elite in 1937–8 as a kind of social or political engineering, Stalin's pathology, a move to destroy Old Bolsheviks, or simply random terror. This ... More


Pre-election Fever: The Origins of the 1937 Mass Operations

J. Arch Getty

in The Anatomy of Terror: Political Violence under Stalin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199655663
eISBN:
9780191757518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655663.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History, Social History

This chapter discusses the decision to launch the mass operations in terms of domestic politics, specifically fear in the elite about their continuing survival and domination. Of course Stalin and ... More


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